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Clintons continue to tout legacy where others see era of mistakes and scandal

The announcement that Hillary Clinton would ask her husband Bill for economic advice reveals stark contrast between their supporters and the Americans who agree with Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’ darker vision of the decade

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Ten damning inconsistencies in Donald Trump's big foreign policy address

For a speech purporting to challenge Washington’s accepted wisdom, there was much that was familiar about Donald Trump’s first big foreign policy address , not least the customary certainty of its delivery.

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Sanders campaign tells supporters to avoid Trump's Milwaukee rally

Two of the most vocal groups of activists in presidential race will be separated by a single street in downtown Milwaukee

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Clinton and Trump's Super Tuesday wins rally Democrats -- but rattle the GOP

The Republican establishment was reeling on Wednesday as a triumphant presidential primary night for Donald Trump failed to unite the party against an increasingly confident-looking Hillary Clinton.

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Is the US ready for a socialist president?

Dr Krissy Haglund does not care if she is labeled a socialist. Or an ideological purist . Or, indeed, any of the other epithets thrown at Americans who are flocking to support Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination. She knows what she is: fed up.

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Hope grows at Vermont HQ that the 'Bernie Sanders effect' can go national

It is an unlikely-looking spot from which to plot a revolution. The third-floor suite in Burlington that serves as the national headquarters for Bernie Sanders’ insurgent presidential campaign in fact looks more like a small-town law office: surprisingly busy for a Friday evening, perhaps, but hardly the den of communist sympathisers some Democratic opponents claim it to be.

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Bernie Sanders smeared as communist sympathizer as Hillary Clinton's allies sling mud

Attacks on Bernie Sanders by rival Democrats are likely to turn increasingly to his record on the economy and foreign affairs, according to a new dossier seen by the Guardian that accuses him of sympathising with communists and “not believing in capitalism”.

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Bernie Sanders vows to fulfill MLK's legacy in Alabama: 'We still have a long way to go'

“Help, I’m a liberal in Alabama,” read one placard waving frantically at the front of the crowd during Bernie Sanders’ latest attempt to break into the south.

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Bernie Sanders puts boots on the ground in Iowa to do battle with Hillary Clinton

Crowded into a forgotten corner of a shopping mall on the outskirts of Des Moines , a band of Bernie Sanders supporters are plotting a ground campaign they hope will make history repeat itself.

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Here is what Obama promised in previous State of the Union addresses

Fewer than half of Barack Obama’s biggest promises as president have been kept, according to a Guardian audit published on the eve of his final State of the Union address.

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The election year is officially under way -- here’s what you need to know about the GOP presidential contenders

If the chaotic 2016 election has a theme yet, it is the angry howl of middle American anguish. Anti-establishment politicians have so far dominated every stage of the Republican primary (and fared surprisingly well in the Democratic race too) as polls suggest a majority of American voters simply do not trust traditional politicians to tackle perceived economic and physical insecurity.

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Head of first union to endorse Bernie Sanders suggests third-party run: 'How can he be loyal?'

Executive director of National Nurses United says splitting from Democratic party could be only response to DNC’s refusal to give him crucial voter data

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Bernie Sanders clashes with the news cycle: Let's focus on poverty-stricken US cities -- not problems overseas

The Bernie Sanders campaign clashed head-on with an election cycle dominated by Donald Trump and the politics of terrorism on Tuesday, as the Vermont senator insisted that candidates needed to focus on the “third world” conditions of American cities instead.

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What will it take to stop Donald Trump?

Striding on stage to the triumphant strains of Nessun Dorma , Donald Trump has a surprisingly humble confession to make for someone defying all the laws of political gravity.

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Bernie Sanders defines 'democratic socialism': 'True freedom does not occur without economic security'

Presidential candidate makes argument for his brand of ‘democratic socialism’ in major speech comparing his ideals to those of FDR, but skimps on foreign policy

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